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Bridge replacements on North First and Lucinda incoming

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | February 20, 2023

DeKALB – The bridges crossing the Kishwaukee River at North First Street and Lucinda Avenue will be closed for reconstruction beginning March 1 to mid-August. The two bridges will be completely restructured as single span bridges, per state guidelines,...

Anniversary exhibit displays ‘Huskie identity’

By Dan Doren | February 6, 2020

DeKALB — The NIU community will get to view the 125-year history of the university at the recently unveiled “Becoming Huskies” exhibition through December as part of the university’s year-long celebration.The opening reception for “Becoming...

NIU President Lisa Freeman poses Oct. 7 with Kishwaukee College President Laurie Borowicz at the signing of the agreement.

NIU partners with Kishwaukee college for accelerated degree program

By Ahyen Labanan | October 28, 2019

DeKALB — Students can earn two degrees in three years through NIU’s partnership with Kishwaukee College and DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa-Kingston, Hiawatha, Indian Creek and Rochelle Township high schools.The “2 Degrees in 3 Years” program allows students...

YMCA to host Halloween Bash

By Jacob Roushia | October 16, 2019

DeKALB — The YMCA will host its annual YMCA Halloween Bash at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sycamore High School Field House, 427 Spartan Trail, Sycamore.The event is open to the public and admission will cost $3 if purchased before noon and $5 starting...

NIU to host annual Family Weekend

By Sarah LaLond | October 4, 2019

DeKALB — Bring the family to check out NIU and the DeKalb area with NIU’s annual Family Weekend, Oct. 4 through Oct. 6. There are suggested area hotels and parking available on Orientation and Family Connections’ website.Jonamac Orchard is hosting...

Paddle the Kishwaukee cancelled, other outdoor events to continue for Family Weekend

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | October 4, 2019

NIU Adventure Center, located at 325 N. Annie Glidden Rd. DeKalb IL. was hosting a paddle session on the Kishwaukee river from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday. Because of watercraft, the event had to be canceled this weekend. The event entailed a 4-mile section of...

Kishwaukee Family YMCA to host Daughter Safe workshops

By Brooke Shinberg | February 18, 2013

Daughter Safe workshops teach girls mental preparedness, assertiveness training, self-defense techniques, and Internet safety, according to a Monday news release from the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 Bethany Road in Sycamore. The class is taught by retired...

Sycamore resident Becky Wardlow is in the running for a national
contest, sponsored by Walgreens, to win one ton of candy and a cash

Sycamore woman reaches semi-finals in national Walgreens sponsored contest

By Courtney Schmitt | October 13, 2011

Sycamore resident Becky Wardlow is in the running for a national contest to win one ton of Halloween candy and a cash prize sponsored by Walgreens and Hershey's. As a semi-finalist, Wardlow was awarded a $300 Walgreens gift card to decorate her house...

NIU should accept more transfer credits

By Colin Remes | October 2, 2011

Like many students at NIU, this is not my first institution. According to NIU's website, about 85 percent of graduates have at least one semester of transfer credits towards their degree. I would very much like to know how that breaks down, however. ‘Transfer...

Things to consider when deciding where to take summer classes

By Portia Kerr-Newman | April 19, 2011

It's getting close to the end of the school year and students are wrapping up midterms and preparing for final exams. While some students are excited for their chance to relax following the stressful school year, not everyone is going to take a break...